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Care to Guess.?





This month we're giving you a "Guess What" with a view. In fact two views - bird's eye and worm's eye. Patented Sept. 12, 1876, this hand-held or palm item of wood has multiple semi-blunt steel spikes imbedded in a round base (dimensions: 3 1/2" H X 3" Diam.).

All you have to do is put on your thinking bibs and mentally munch your way through our smorgasbord of thirty tasty tidbits. We've even included the winning appetizer du jour. If you overdose on the Swedish meatballs, Pepto Bismol for all. Suggestions:



1) Pizza maker's bubbling cheese burster
2) Early cancelled check perforator
3) Tattoo artist's connect-the-dots ink impregnator
4) Textile pattern maker's dot design stitch stamp
5) Floating flower frog and stem crusher
6) Lumpy gravy smoother
7) Wall painter's stucco stippler
8) Primitive antique show re-entry hand stamp
9) Cartographer's mountain shrubbery terrain imprinter
10) Child's arts and crafts wool sewing card hole starter punch
11) Biscuit pricker
12) Pipe tobacco small clump breaker-upper
13) Potter's pattern texture dimpler
14) Sheep herder's dye branding marker
15) Boiled potato de-lumping masher
16) US Treasury counterfeit bills destroyer
17) Seed starter ground hole puncture germination kit implement
18) Furniture maker's exotic wood inlay inserter
19) Chocolate chip cookie hole poker and crevice creator
20) Flat tire vulcanizing repair kit roughening abraser
21) Garlic clove mincer and crusher
22) Early painted furniture graining tool
23) Horse groomer's curry comb
24) Child's knotted hair tresses de-tangler
25) Early Post Office package stamp cancellation perforator
26) Meat tenderizer
27) Pre-leech blood letting bleeder surgical implement
28) Burnt food pot scourer
29) Window box planter soil aerator and cultivator
30) Walnut chopper

When next we meet we'll have a winner. How about next month?


    Answer to April Issue Guess What..?

Decades in the past, when the English wanted to child-proof (or servant-proof) their homes, they didn't start with under the sink or garden pesticides or electrical outlets - but the wine cellar or the liquor cabinet. So if you have last month's column handy for reference - check out entry number nine. What was featured was a liquor bottle lock. Set on top, the hinged cover would be closed, enveloping the neck, the spring-loaded vertical plunger pushed down, locking the cylinder cap and preventing any unauthorized siphoning or sipping of the precious contents. The inscription reads: "Her Majesty's Royal Letters Patent" - Thomas Turner & Co. - Wolverton. *

*Available for acquisition